Did You Already Know…Seoul-Edition

Did you already know that…

1. … Seoul is the largest city proper in the developed world with more than 10.4 million citizens?

2. … Seoul capital area – including Incheon and Gyeonggi province – is the 2nd largest metropolitan area worldwide (after Tokyo) with a population of over 25.6 million?

3. … Seoul is the 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of nearly $800 billion (2012) after Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles?

4. … the Seoul subway is the world’s largest subway network by length?

5. … also, subway line #2 is the longest subway loop worldwide with a total line length of more than 60km?

6. … Incheon Airport was rated the world’s best airport for seven years in a row (2005-2012)?

7. … Lotte World is the world’s 2nd largest indoor theme park?

8. … Mount Bukhan (Bukhan-san) is the world’s most visited national park per square foot?

9. … Binpo bridge and its “Moonligh Rainbow Fountain” is considered the world’s longest bridge fountain with a length of 1,140 meters and 10,000 LED nozzles?

10. … the Yoido Full Gospel Church has the world’s biggest congregation with nearly 1 million church members?

Sources: wikipedia.com, geography.about.com, listverse.com, cnn.com

… what do YOU think?

Did you hear about other interesting facts about Seoul and its sights? Share them with us by leaving a comment below! :)

Note: Be aware that this list is a compilation of facts gathered online from a variety of sources varying in quality. Accordingly, the list is not considered “scientific” or flawless. Feel free to contribute new exciting figures!

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